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The Resource Seeds of science : how we got it so wrong on GMOs, Mark Lynas

Seeds of science : how we got it so wrong on GMOs, Mark Lynas

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Seeds of science : how we got it so wrong on GMOs
Title
Seeds of science
Title remainder
how we got it so wrong on GMOs
Statement of responsibility
Mark Lynas
Title variation
How we got it so wrong on GMOs
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In Seeds of Science, eco-activist Mark Lynas lifts the lid on the controversial story and misunderstood science of GMOs. In the mid-1990s, as the global media stirred up a panic about the risks of genetically modified crops, Lynas destroyed crop fields and spoke out in the press - until he realized he was wrong. This book explains why. Twenty years after GMO crops became a source of controversy, scientists are working hard to devise new farming methods that will meet the world's food requirements while causing the minimum amount of ecological harm. We're now discovering that the environmentalist mainstream might have misjudged the GMO issue completely, and as a consequence we have forfeited two decades' worth of scientific progress in perhaps the most vital area of human need: food. No one is more aware of this fact than Mark Lynas. Starting out as one of the leading activists in the fight against GMOs-from destroying experimental crop fields to leading the charge in the press-in 2013 Lynas famously admitted that he got it all wrong. Lynas takes us back to the origins of the technology, and examines the histories of the people and companies who pioneered it. He explains what lead him to question his assumptions on GMOs, and how he is currently tracking poverty by using genetic modification to encourage better harvests. Seeds of Science provides an explanation of the research that has enabled this technology-something which led to countless misconceptions about a field that could provide perhaps the only solution to a planet with a population of ten billion people
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1973-
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Lynas, Mark
Dewey number
664
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury Sigma series
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  • Genetically modified foods
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Genetic engineering
  • Transgenic organisms
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Seeds of science : how we got it so wrong on GMOs, Mark Lynas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-291) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1033574127
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472946980
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033574127
Label
Seeds of science : how we got it so wrong on GMOs, Mark Lynas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033574127
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472946980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033574127

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